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New to SEO How do I do meta tags?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CountStacula, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. CountStacula

    CountStacula BANNED BANNED

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    Okay, so I have just completed my website using DreamWeaver and I have a few questions.

    1) Where on DreamWeaver do I go to put my meta tags.
    2) Can I change a few things about the website 10 different times and make 10 different websites and SEO all 10 at the same time for the same keywords?
    3) What SEO required things do I need to enter into DreamWeaver before I upload it to my domain?

    As you can tell I am very new to SEO. I just finished teaching myself basic html web design through trial and error so I really don't know anything about this stuff. I plan to start to learn SEO tomorrow but I was just wondering what else I need to enter into DreamWeaver before I upload the website(s) to the domains.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Statix

    Statix Junior Member

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    meta keywords aren't important to Googe any more but some people still use them. To put them in using DW I think it insert>head tags>meta keywords or something like that.

    You can also just put it in code at the top between head tags like this:

    <meta name="keywords" content="keyword, another, something else" />


    Try and make each page unique with title especially, the keywords need to be unique too if you're going to use them

    Just look up on page factors and that should give you a good idea on what you'll need to do to each page you create.
     
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    I know this sounds stupid but since you are a newbie and you haven't seen the meta tags just make sure that you have View Code or View Code & Design enabled.
     
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    Uhm... it's more like web design question.


    These websites will help you out:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_element
    http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tag_meta.asp
     
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  6. GreyWolf

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    At a minimum you'll want to include the title and description tags.
    <title>Your Page Title</title>​
    Google will use your title for your pages listing in the serp. Adding keywords in the title will help your SEO, but don't go overboard with it. This is also be the title of your listing, so it needs to appeal to actual people as well as the SE algorithm.

    <meta name="description" content="Your page description">​
    The description metatag will be used for the summary it displays in the serp. Google doesn't use it for indexing, so you want to write it completely for humans. The description is your chance to grab the searchers attention so they'll click on your listing over the others on the same page.

    Don't use the same metatags for every page on your site. Take the time to make your title and description be specific to each page.

    As Statix sais above, Google doesn't use the keyword metatag for indexing, but if you're going to be using adsense then you'll want to include it also. Adwords will use it along with other content on your page to determine the most relevant ads to display.
    <meta name="description" content="keyword1, keyword2, etc">​

    I don't use dreamweaver, but there should be a way to switch to edit or view source. Just insert the title and metatags between the <head> and </head> tags. If they already exist then just edit them. If you can't figure out how to insert them from within dreamweaver then just save the pages then open them in a text editor like notepad and edit the <head> section that way.
     
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    That was a typo. LOL
    On that line it should have been
    <meta name="keywords" content="keyword1, keyword2, etc.">

    Of course as is always mentioned when discussing keywords metatag, it isn't all that important in most cases. I just posted this reply to make the above correction. :cool: